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SO110Psychology and Crime, Law and Justice3
Introduction to SociologyStudies human behavior that focuses on how society affects the individual and how the individual affects society. Introduces the student to terms, concepts, and scientific methods used in sociological research. Examines a wide variety of subjects (e.g., culture, religion, education, family, deviance, social change). Offered annually.
SO190
Cross listed as CJ190
Psychology and Crime, Law and Justice3
Introduction to Crime, Law and JusticeProvides an introduction to crime, law and justice. The course will focus the understanding of the American Judicial System and the administration criminal and civil justice. The course will also address historical and current issues which shape the American justice system. Offered Annually
SO212Psychology and Crime, Law and Justice3
Human DiversityStudies the various subgroups which make up the American society. Attempts to understand these subgroups in terms of their sociopolitical heritage, lifestyles, social identities, and social circumstances. Examines a wide variety of subgroups such as racial, ethnic, cultural, lifestyles, physical/mental ability, and age populations in the American society. Offered annually.
SO242Psychology and Crime, Law and Justice3
Sociology of ReligionA comparative and analytical study of organized religion as a social institution. Examines conversion, church growth, belief and practices of major American faiths, types of church structure, secularization, function, and conflict of religion in society. Offered varying years.
SO311Psychology and Crime, Law and Justice3
Social ProblemsSocial problems are defined as consequences of social organization and social functioning which are generally deemed undesirable, unintended and unwanted. Focuses on the theoretical, methodological, and substantive issues in the sociological study of social problems. Studies poverty, inequality, deviant behavior, hunger, and environmental concerns. 
SO313
Cross listed as PS313
Psychology and Crime, Law and Justice3
Social PsychologyStudies the individual behaving in group interaction. Investigates social behavior involved in prejudice, conformity, aggression, leadership, affiliation, and communication and relates that to contemporary social issues of our society. Prerequisite: PS110. Cross-listed as PS313.
SO314
Cross listed as PS314
Psychology and Crime, Law and Justice3
Group PsychologyForms small group interaction from theoretical and experimental perspectives. Covers group structure and process, with special attention to leadership and roles. Includes an interpersonal group experience each week. Prerequisite: PS110 and PS313. Cross-listed as PS314.
SO315
Cross listed as PS315
Psychology and Crime, Law and Justice3
Urban ExperienceAn interdisciplinary approach to understanding the dynamics and challenges of life and ministry in the city. Readings and lectures from varied theoretical perspectives (theological, psychological, sociological, economic, and political) are combined with exposure to various urban ministry models through site visits and field experience. Includes travel and a special course fee to cover travel expenses. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing. Cross-listed as PS315. Offered in alternate years.
SO320
Cross listed as HI320
Psychology and Crime, Law and Justice3
Seminar in GlobalizationExamines globalization from the perspective of politics, history, sociology, and theology. Prerequisite: Junior standing. Cross-listed as HI320. Usually offered annually.
SO350
Cross listed as CJ350
Psychology and Crime, Law and Justice3
Criminology and VictimologyA social scientific study of crime and victimology in society, including an examination of the historical theories of crime, and an analysis of the methods and research to respond to these crimes at both the legal level and in the treatment of victims. Pre-requisite: CJ190
SO351
Cross listed as PS351
Psychology and Crime, Law and Justice3
Methods of Social ResearchDevelops research skills with emphasis on social research as a scientific inquiry and problem-solving tool in explaining human social behavior. Students learn how to formulate problems for research and implement appropriate research methods. Prerequisite: PS251 or permission of instructor. Cross-listed as PS351.
SO430Psychology and Crime, Law and Justice3
Field ExperienceSupervised practical experience in a vocation closely related to the student’s interest and/or future plans in psychology. Readings, written assignments, and group meetings assist in reflecting on and integrating the knowledge gained from involvement at an approved placement site. Prerequisite: Attendance at a pre-placement meeting. Recommended for Junior year. Offered in spring semester or by special arrangement in the summer.
SO451
Cross listed as PS451
Psychology and Crime, Law and Justice3
Quantitative Research and Data AnalysisIntroduces the concepts and procedures employed in quantitative research in the social sciences. Explores several data analyses (from univariate to multivariate analyses) with the use of the computer (both mini and micro). Utilizes SPSS and practices writing quantitative results in APA format.  Prerequisite: PS251. Cross-listed as PS451. Offered alternate years
SO488Psychology and Crime, Law and Justice3
Sociology PracticumSupervised field experience in a setting appropriate to student’s own career goals. 
SO490Psychology and Crime, Law and JusticeVaries
Independent StudyOpportunity for students to pursue study in an area of interest. 
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